Our highly trained and experienced yoga teachers from around the globe each bring their own unique style, experience and wisdom to their classes. Yoga is a very personal practice and so we encourage you to trial different teachers to find your favourite SoHo Yoga guides.
Amanda’s yoga journey followed her corporate career from London to Sydney and ultimately to Brisbane, incorporating many styles of practice along the way including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Vinyasa. After completing her teacher training with Julie Smerdon at Shri Yoga in 2012, Amanda finally left the corporate world in 2014 to realise her dream of establishing SoHo Yoga and sharing the many benefits of this life affirming practice with others. An eternal student of yoga, Amanda completed her Level II (500 hours) certification with Being Yoga in 2015 and has since studied under international teachers Shiva Rea and Sarah Powers.
Alexandra has recently returned to Brisbane from Vancouver where she has been studying and teaching yoga for several years. She believes true yoga is finding a balance between giving and receiving, it is the wellness between inner and outer worlds, and ultimately it is the practice of spreading peace. Alexandra guides her students to find greater harmony within as they explore the practice of yoga on the mat and weave it into their everyday lives.
Bec worked as a fitness instructor for many years. She first tried a yoga class over 15 years ago but didn’t go back. A few years later she decided to give it another try and it was love at first Downdog! After completing her teacher training with Power Living Yoga, she was more than happy to leave the fitness classes behind. Bec loves to teach with a smile, hopefully sharing that joy with others. She continues her studies by participating in various workshops, classes, courses & festivals and completed her Level II training with Being Yoga in 2015.
Many moons ago Bree found herself yearning to find something that was just her own. She decided to start practicing yoga again and something inside her ignited. She found a deep connection to herself and the world around, discovering that through breath and movement she could take on any of life’s challenges. It brought her back into alignment with her heart and her personal journey of peace, balance, acceptance and love. Bree completed her teacher training with Inna Bliss Yoga and is currently completing her level 2 with Being Yoga. Bree truly believes in the gift of yoga and the amazing benefits that a regular practice can provide.
Originally hailing from the UK and with a background in dance, Hannah studied as an Ashtanga teacher in Ho Chi Mihn City. This initial training gives her classes a sense of discipline, which she balances greatly with an authentic, personal and easygoing approach. Hannah believes that yoga is a compliment to everything in life; that it challenges the ego, allows a sense of ownership of the body and mind and has something positive to offer everyone. She wants her students to make yoga their own experience and invites them to explore their limitations with an open mind.
With a background in dance and music, Kathleen encountered the physical practice of yoga over 15 years ago, as another form of movement and expression, but found herself returning to yoga for the more challenging, philosophical aspects that help to ground, balance and support her mentally as well as physically. Drawing inspiration from her teachers across various disciplines, Kathleen enjoys bringing together her knowledge and passion of this rich and evolving tradition, to develop her own creative and encouraging style of teaching yoga to people from all backgrounds, abilities and walks of life.
Katie is a country girl from North West NSW but spent twenty years living throughout the Pacific. She brings her laid back island experience to her yoga practice. Having completed her Level I yoga teacher training in Nepal, Katie also recently completed her yoga therapy certification. Katie relishes the opportunity to share her journey and love of yoga with her students.
Miriam first came to yoga as a sufferer of sciatica pain developed during her youth in the Netherlands. Yoga improved her posture and reduced pain, and the dramatic shifts she experienced ultimately lead her to teaching. Miriam believes that yoga offers an opportunity to rediscover the deep sense of calm and wellbeing that is always within; and that when we bring the energy of the heart and the mind into alignment, truly great things can happen! Since the birth of her beautiful son Keanu, she gained a much deeper understanding of teaching pre-natal and post-natal yoga classes. Miriam loves to teach pregnancy classes to not only connect to the life that is growing within but to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and give you the tools to prepare for birth.
Originally into Ashtanga and Power Yoga, Nic signed up for her first teacher training to deepen her own practice rather than a desire to teach. An injury led her to Yin Yoga, where she experienced the unique healing qualities and meditative benefits. This motivated Nic to want to develop and share her knowledge, so she undertook a further 100 hour Yin specific teaching certification. Nic's goal is to help students develop their own body awareness, overcome chronic pain and increase mobility. She believes Yin is a perfect complement to dynamic styles of exercise and that it benefits both yogis and other athletes.
Our resident Canadian, Sheila has been practicing yoga for the past eight years, but her journey really began when she moved to Brisbane several years ago and found her teacher and mentor. While she continues to study and practice several different styles, her training in Anusara influences her practice and teachings by providing a focus on the beauty and delight the world holds, and finding the highest self, the divine, in all bodies, experiences, and challenges that life has to offer.
Having learnt yoga with her mother from an early age the practice of yoga has filtered in and out throughout Sheridan's life. She felt it was apart of herself she wanted to explore further and so pursued teacher trainings in Bali and also with Julie Smerdon of Shri Yoga. Sheridan believes that yoga teaches us the joy of being truly present in each and every moment, to be a little kinder towards ourselves, and that each day will present differently and to just notice this and enjoy.
Susanne’s approach to yoga is one that honours the powerful connection of the mind and body to one’s health and wellbeing. She believes that health incorporates physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects and that yoga has played a fundamental role in uniting these facets into living a more meaningful life. Her not-too-serious approach to life and playful personality is reflective in her classes and she is passionate about integrating mindfulness principles and philosophy into her teaching of yoga. Susanne completed her training with Tammy Williams at Yoga NRG and plans to further her yoga studies and be a lifelong student of its teachings.
Susie has made yoga a part of her life for over 17 years, and decided to undertake teacher training to deepen her own practice and knowledge of yoga philosophy. Her experiences practicing in India and Bali uncovered a strong desire in her to teach, and led to her leaving her corporate career to pursue a life journey more in line with her personal values. She’s trained in Purna Yoga (Hatha based and Iyengar influenced) and also recently completed her Yin teacher training. Susie’s love of yoga shines through in her teaching style, and her students always walk away from her classes feeling energised in the body and chilled in the mind.
Canadian Terra has personal and professional interests in heath and wellness. She has degrees in Kinesiology and Occupational Therapy, and has practiced professionally for over 20 years. Terra discovered yoga as a means to flexibility and injury prevention while training for a triathlon in 2005. Little did she know the profound impact it would have and the peaceful, inspiring, journey that awaited. While living in California, Terra went on to complete Level I (200hr) and II (500hr) teaching certifications, 2016. With a background in therapy and a strong understanding of anatomy, Terra is a stickler for structure and injury prevention, and also brings a calming energy to the practice of yoga that promotes a sense of balance on and off the mat.